Strood Youth Centre played host to us on a gorgeous day last Saturday, as we took the Dickens Name Game, Poetrees and Object Storytelling to the community fun day. Here’s a video snapshot of our day :)
We are excited to announce that festival creative partner Sam Hall’s new full-length play, MY MIND IS FREE, comes to the Rochester Literature Festival on Sunday 11 October as part of a 20-venue tour of London and the Southeast, supported by Arts Council England.
Our ‘Garden Party’ this year is taking place as part of the Fort Amherst Summer Fair on Saturday, August 29th.
The delightful and inspiring Melanie is with us to unlock your memories, in the second of our Sunday workshops at Sun Pier House.
The lovely ‘Nature Girl’ Carol Donaldson will be joining us at Sun Pier House on Sunday, October 11, for a workshop with a difference.
Our final speaker on Sunday, October 11 is the charismatic and funny Michael Nath.
The lovely Maggie will be joining us on Sunday afternoon (11/10) to share some of her evocative and fascinating stories and poems.
Of course, Bill needs no introduction to Medway, not really!
One of the near legendary Medway Poets Group alongside Billy Childish, Bill has performed his poems in Europe and the Americas and been published in magazines, journals and anthologies all over the world.
Our keynote speaker for this year’s festival is Sir Robert Worcester, Chairman of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee and founder of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International).
We’re pleased to announce that the opening speaker of our history themed day in Rochester is the prolific medieval specialist, Toni Mount.
Join Akala and THSC (The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company) for the dynamic and interactive Hip-Hop Shakespeare Lyric Writing and Performance Workshops that inspire you to approach literature, music and theatre in a whole new way.
Work with the founder of THSC to build self-confidence, take creative risks, analyze rhythm and rhyme and perform, all whilst exploring Hip-Hop and Shakespeare with Akala as your expert guide.
See a clip here: https://vimeo.com/9008806.
Saturday 13th June
Sun Pier House Gallery
Session One 11 – 12.30pm
Session Two 12.30 – 2pm
For Bookings: call the Arts Development Team on 01634 338319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What began as a bit of fun to celebrate the opening of the 2015 Dickens Festival, turned out to be an inspired crowd puller!
Even cuddly toys and paper animals adopted new names, courtesy of their humans, so I thought I’d add the Name Game here for you to play too.